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Old 01-08-2010, 03:11 PM
 
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Hi everybody,

Just wondering if anybody could give me some advice on coastal communities in Oregon. Ideally I'm looking for a small community to raise a family. Also, something within a reasonable driving distance to an airport.

I was looking at houses on Gleneden Beach, Arch Cape, Cannon Beach, and Newport. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch!


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Old 01-20-2010, 07:24 AM
 
Location: Oceanside and Chehalem Mtns.
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Hi everybody,

Just wondering if anybody could give me some advice on coastal communities in Oregon. Ideally I'm looking for a small community to raise a family. Also, something within a reasonable driving distance to an airport.

I was looking at houses on Gleneden Beach, Arch Cape, Cannon Beach, and Newport. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a bunch!


First of all, there are no jobs on the coast. Are you self sufficient or retired?

Secondly the coast has plenty of small communities. Each one has it's own unique character. You need to see them all first hand.

Thirdly there are no commercial airports along the coast. (however just about every community has an airstrip). I think Astoria and Newport might have a daily puddle jumper to PDX but that's about it.

The North Oregon coast is about 2 hrs to PDX and that would offer you the best access to a mainstream airport.
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Old 01-20-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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This is going to help Newport and provide for some jobs. Last summer, it outbid and outmaneuvered three ports in Washington to become the home, beginning in 2011, of the Pacific Fleet of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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Old 01-20-2010, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Oregon & Sunsites Arizona
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First of all, there are no jobs on the coast. Are you self sufficient or retired?

Secondly the coast has plenty of small communities. Each one has it's own unique character. You need to see them all first hand.

Thirdly there are no commercial airports along the coast. (however just about every community has an airstrip). I think Astoria and Newport might have a daily puddle jumper to PDX but that's about it.

The North Oregon coast is about 2 hrs to PDX and that would offer you the best access to a mainstream airport.
Not true. Coos Bay has OTH (North Bend) and daily Air Service. But yes, there are no jobs on the coast.
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Old 01-24-2010, 11:29 PM
 
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NOAA has the BEST weather info! A real coup for Newport!
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:33 PM
 
Location: Rural Pacific NW
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I hope a lot of us who know about the OR coast haven't depressed you. However, above posters are not lying. No jobs on the OR coast. Many areas have 15% and up unemployment. We work in the medical profession - even know a doctor who can't find a spot on the OR coast. Those who have jobs keep them and don't move on - cuz they know there will not be another. I have girlfriends who are RNs along the northern coast and don't dare quit. They know they won't get another job. So, if you are retired and well-heeled, and/or well-heeled financially, Gleneden Beach, Manzanita, Arch Cape, etc. would be lovely.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:40 PM
 
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There are hardly any jobs on the coast unless you can work from home (I do). I do see the stores advertise for sales help from time to time, but that would be an hourly wage. I know there are shuttle services to PDX for anyone who doesn't want to drive there. Gosh, no matter what, I LOVE it here. We didn't even need a jacket on the beach today.
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Old 03-09-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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Lincoln City is a pretty good community. However, if you are looking for entertainment and things to do, there is pretty much nothing on the coast except for the nature. Would you consider Portland?
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